an emergency medical fund to pay for transportation and treatment of village children with life threatening illnesses
Dad, This child was two and a half years. She died of serious malaria which made her to become anemic. They did not take her to the clinic in time, so as the time the parents struggled to get some money totake her to the doctor, she died. The late child’s name is Brenda Modong. The mother’s name Rosemary Nyachwo. This woman is the most active Elder in the church. Father’s name is Ssembogo Julius. Lusenke Church members joined with the family of the deceased to help in the cooking fetching water etc. We also contributed half of the food, provided seats from yesterday evening till today after the burial. I was given to preach/speak to the crowd during the burial function. Son Bishop Pastor Bita
This article contains photos that depict the actual internment of a village child and may be very disturbing as they were to this writer. I present them as a reminder that the World that Jesus spoke of is more akin to this remote village than to the neat and clean world of the American Christian. We live and breathe in a silver bubble where more money is spent yearly on dog food than on missions. These are our Siblings in Christ!
Danny McDowell-----Chairman, New Testament Fellowship Fellowship International/Bibles for Uganda----U.S.A.
Mom and Dad
Mourners----Church, family, and friends
Brenda Modong----soul with Jesus, body to await the First Resurrection.
1 Thess 4:13-15 13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
The internment done, mourners begin to disperse, loneliness begins to set in. For myself, I know this loneliness well. It haunted me for many years till the Lord comforted me as he will also comfort these dear Saints.
June 10, 2015
The Church of Jesus Christ, Lusenke Kayunga is already engaged in supporting the Brenda Modong medical emergency fund in the village. Also----We have received our first American gift of 100 dollars that will be added to the fund. Danny McDowell
June 19, 2015
Three days back the church was able to save the life of Sarah Namugobe, a daughter to village Muslim man. She nearly died due to serious malaria condition. This man has a motorbike and is like my transport man. I pay him to take me wherever I need, to do my ministry work and business. He also help to take my family and the church members to the clinic in case someone is sick. His child was very sick and needed blood transfusion yet he had no money. He lost all hope and gave up the child to die as the clinic attendants told him to rush the child to big hospital. I discussed with the church elders and we decided to use the Brenda Modong children emergency funds to take the child to the hospital. We provided transport and took the child to a good hospital, she was admitted for three days, was given blood and the necessary medical help, and then we paid her medical bill and their transport back home. Sarah is now fine and playing. Mr. Assad waigolo (Sarah’s dad) appreciates the church and praising Jesus for saving his daughters life. Great testimony in the whole village.
Mr. Assad accompanies his daughter, Sarah, to the hospital for emergency blood transfusion
Dad, On 22nd/06/2015 Brenda funds paid for the transportation and medical bills of Buri Morris to the clinic. He was seriously sick with malaria. Buri Morris is 4 year old brother of Brenda Modong who passed recently due to Malaria exacerbation. His parents are Nyachwo Rosemary and Ssembogo Julius [seen above]. He got better after getting his full medication and is now doing fine. His parents are so thankful to Brenda medical funds, Lusenke church of Jesus Christ, and all our donors for the great help. So glad that Brenda funds was founded after the death of their daughter (Brenda). The funds have now saved the life of Brenda's brother.
Buri and mom
On 22nd/062015, the Lord also saved the life of Mr. Ogola Laurence, one of our church elders who collapsed while building the new house for that 100 year old woman [Sister Sarah] you recently reported on. His collapse was due to serious case of aneurism. The church elders rushed him to the hospital and he went through surgery right away. He send his son to sell the only goat and three chickens he had, to pay his medical bill but the money could not even pay half of the cost. The doctor could not allow him to go home until the bill is cleared/paid fully. The church got concerned and raised the money to clear elder Ogola’s medical bill. He is now back home and is doing much better. Special thanks to all our donors.
Ogola Lawrence------doing well after surgery.
On 24th/06/2015 Brenda funds paid for the transportation and medical bill of Apio Dorothy Bita. She was sick with malaria. She was admitted and treated well. She is now doing fine. Apio Dorothy is a daughter to this writer and wife Regina. Blessings and special thanks to all Brenda funds donors and Brother Danny.
Opia Dorothy Bita-----called "Sister Dorothy" by some.
Yesterday 29th/06/2015 Brenda funds paid for the transportation of Muwanguzi Felix to the clinic, and his medical bill. He is 3years old, his mother is Awor Mary a member of our Church. She joined the church 3 months back. She is a poor single mother. She was abandoned by her husband who left her with 6 children the eldest is 13years old. She is struggling to take care of her children. Muwanguzi had been sick for several days but the mother had no money to take him to the clinic, until yesterday when she saw that he was getting too ill and weak. She sought Bishop Bita to ask for help. Without delay, we rushed him to the clinic and he was diagnosed with malaria. Doctor said that he was in a very bad shape and would not have survived. He was admitted and put on drip and given serious medical attention. He was discharged from the clinic this evening and is feeling fine now. His mother came to my house this evening after coming back from the hospital to appreciate for saving the life of her son. She fell on her knees before me and said "thanks be to the lord God for bringing this church to Lusenke".
Muwanguzi and mom------feeling so much better.
A broken arm mended
thanks to the Brenda Modong Emergency Medical Fund
One of our women elder called Aching Beatrice who is also working as a cook in Regina's school Her 8 year old daughter by the names Nyayuki Asa fell and broke her arm as she was playing with her friends. This woman is a poor widow who loves God as a committed Christian. She works so hard to take care of her 7 children. She was not able to take this child to the hospital so we used the Brenda funds to transport Asa to the hospital and paid for her medical expenses. She received a full length cast to her arm and she is home now and doing well feeling much better. Thank you so much to our donors. This is a gift that will last a lifetime. Bishop Pastor Bita James Oloo.
Mom Beatrice and daughter Asa------awaiting signatures on her new cast by classmates.
100 year old----Sister Sarah
Sister Sarah is 100 years old. She was born in Uganda in 1915. She is a member of our fellowship in Lusenke, Kayunga. After missing two services Pastor Jimmy dispatched a few Elders to go and check on her. They found her condition alarming. She was very weak and had not eaten for several days. She was taken to the medical clinic in Kayunga where she was treated and given medication. She is doing better and even cooking for herself again and attending services. Elders are now checking on her regularly. Because her hut had become so delapidated a new house was constructed for her. Because of the availability of funds provided by U.S. donors, this woman's life has been saved and living conditions greatly improved. Special thanks to a donor from Augusta Georgia, U.S.A.
Eriah Tendo----son of Pastor Kukiriza. Successfully treated for Malaria exacerbation
The lady in the photo gave her life to Christ during that week when we were with you in Lusenke. She was abandoned by her husband and is so helpless. Her child was very sick, almost dieing. She also had no food and help at all when I went to see her. I used Brenda funds to help her take her child to the hospital and help her get some food for herself and the child.
Shadia Namubiru 2years old was very sick of malnutrition, she was taken to the hospital and was given food and medication. She is now doing very well. Her mother is a single mother and struggles so much to take care of herself and the baby. Please remind me of my last report about Brenda funds beneficiaries ( which name and photo did I last send)
a fund set up following the death of a two year old daughter of Africa named Brenda Modong of Lusenke Kayunga Uganda. Her parents deeply commited Saints of the Church.
January, 2016 from Lusenke, Kayunga
one year old Adape
Dad, Am so glad and very thankful to give you more report on Brenda funds and Lusenke Church support to the members. On 15 December Odapi was very sick of malaria and was anemic, he was taken to Kayunga hospital .Odapi is 1 year old and his mother is a single mother.
Since January 1, 2016
These are the people we have helped through Brenda funds since this year began:
Dorothy Kukiriza [pastor Kukiriza's wife] was very sick. She was rushed to the clinic, tested and found with malaria exacerbation in pregnancy. She was given medication and felt better and now she has given birth to a baby boy both the baby and the mother are doing well.
One of the elders named Acheng Beatrice was very sick and was taken to the hospital tested and found with malaria exacerbation. She was given medication and now she is better. She thanked and praised God for saving her life.
Margret Kisakye, a member of our church, was very sick with malaria and typhoid and her daughter named Miracle was also sick with malaria. They were both taken to the hospital and are now receiving their treatment. They are both feeling much better. This woman spent three days in the house together with her child without any help, she was so sick that she could not eat anything. Even if she wanted to eat, she had no one to give her food or drinks. The Lusenke church follow up team found her when she was almost dying. Praise be to God for Brenda funds because she is now feeling much better. Margret is also a single mother with three children, they are all still young. She is the woman who was mad for three years and God healed her miraculously after we prayed for her. Then after she got saved and have been a serious and committed member of the church. I will send her photos later when they discharge them from the hospital.
Margaret KisaKye and daughter Miracle
Burcham Bita is now feeling fine after completing his malaria doses. We are all doing well at home. My boys are back at the workshop and we are doing well.
Burcham Bita----son of Bishop and Mrs. Bita
My bicycle is also working OK. My movement to the workshop and moving around the village visiting our Church members and preaching the gospel has been simplified because of my bicycle.
Pastor's bicycle-----the only one like it in Uganda
school brick project
Regina’s school bricks project has started, the boys are working so well together. One of the parents joined the working team to help make the work move faster so that we may finish the building work quickly.
Our neighbor Samuel, who owns the plot of land behind our latrine whom I told you last time that was willing to give me his plot in exchange for half of the other plot we bought along the road to the Nile, is very sick. The doctors said that he has many complication like kidney problem, lung problem and others. It’s all due too much taking of alcohol. His medication costs a lot of money that he can’t afford so he is asking me to give him money on his plot instead of trading as we had planned before so that he may pay for his treatment.
Sending photos is a real struggle over here. Am trying my best. Son, Bishop Bita
You may contribute to the Brenda Modong medical emergency fund by clicking the "participate" link below. We are building a cash fund to be available to poor parents so that they may receive prompt medical attention for their children who present symptoms of malaria exacerbation or other life threatening tropical illnesses. The village Saints of Lusenke will participate in this fund to their modest ability as well. We will not restrict help to children outside our Church community. We will not restrict help to children of Muslim families. Thank you. Bishop Pastor Bita James Oloo, New Testament Fellowship Uganda